Mt Evans Ascent…next year!?

Its been a few days since “the race”. I’ve spent some time thinking. I have done some serious refueling. I even spent a little time recovering, approximately 36 hours. And…I spent some time talking about how much better I’ll do in next year’s race. Yes. I want to do it again. The race was rough but the misery faded quickly. A little too quickly – I was already thinking about 2014 before I went to bed on Saturday night. That’s a quick fade – its been over a year and I still haven’t been able to talk myself into another marathon! Granted, that is more because of the training than the actual race. …just past the Mile 3 aid station, I have a handful of peanut M&Ms… I don’t mean to dwell on the race for too long but come … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Running Up Mountains

My legs have had a really long week and my brain is heading into one helluva month. Basically, I’m tired and my brain can’t process complete thoughts. So rather than give you a jumbled mess of text you get this… …Lynne & I running up Mt Evans… …and if you want the story behind these crazy awesome photos check out Lynne’s post – she tells the story I’m too lazy to write. If you’re also too lazy preoccupied to click over I will tell you this much – we’ve lost our minds, we literally ran up a mountain and it was a lot more fun than I’d expected! So fun we are doing it again… … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Saving Your Legs…for training runs?

I have purposely been avoiding a strict training plan. I realized half way through the training for my first marathon that having a strict “must run X mile, TODAY” plan made me hate running. It wasn’t until last year that I really managed to develop a not-really-a-plan training plan that worked for me. It may not have gotten me to my fullest running potential, but it did get me a 48 minute PR at the Fargo Marathon, so I’ll take it. …Mile 19-ish at Fargo, loving life and going strong… That plan concept is back again this year. It probably should have been scribbled out in February but it finally appeared in Google Drive a few weeks ago. The first week may or may not have been deleted so I didn’t look like a complete slacker but since then its … [Click Here For the Full Story]

24 hours later…

A lot can change in a few hours – especially if it involves the weather of Colorado! Last week we went from 60 degrees at 10am to snow at 6pm. Seriously, run group people were talking about running in shorts that morning while wearing three layers for the PM group run. Colorado cannot make up its mind! Last night very few of us showed up for the Wednesday night group run. By very few I mean two. Probably because it was a snowy mess outside… …7pm Wednesday Night……also exactly what it looked like at 6am Thursday Morning… We ended up with about 6 inches of snow on the ground and cars – the roads were just a wet mess. But this is Colorado so this morning it didn’t feel weird to pack shorts for this evening’s run. Shorts were a … [Click Here For the Full Story]

I blame the geese…

I ran 7.5 miles today…on accident! Well, maybe not on accident since I was knowingly moving my legs in a running motion but it definitely wasn’t my plan for the day. In a nutshell, I blame the damn Canadian geese that have taken up residence in Wash Park! I have been eyeballing a few races in the coming months. I haven’t committed to anything beyond a 10K but considering how ridiculously spontaneous my runs have been even looking at a long-ish distance race in the next month or two should be considered grossly irresponsible. In an effort to become a slightly more responsible running I’ve been paying a bit more attention to my runs in terms of time and distance. This week I had an internal goal of getting in a long run that lasted at least an hour. Whether … [Click Here For the Full Story]